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Police stop wedding of minor girl in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

Attempts to marry off a minor girl at Bhandura village here were thwarted after a police team reached the venue and cancelled the wedding.

The police were informed that a Dalit couple was planning to marry their 16-year-old daughter to a person from Meerut,

SP (city) Ombir Singh said.

Upon checking the girl's birth certificate, she was found underage, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 15:05 IST